Ellis suffered a hip flexor injury in warm-ups but responded with easily his best game of the season: Six tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery, not bad at all for someone who missed the entire first quarter with the injury. Ellis' six tackles were just two fewer than his entire season total entering the game.
As for Abraham, he managed to bang both his hands near the pinky finger, which is why he saw limited action against the Dolphins. Eric Ogbogu got increased playing time in Abraham's absence.
In other injury news, kick returner Chad Morton is still battling a high ankle sprain and isn't expected to play this week. Craig Yeast, who signed with the Jets last Wednesday and returned two kicks for 48 yards and one punt for seven yards on Sunday, will again assume Morton's role.
GAME FACTS: The Jets' much-maligned defense allowed just eight rushing yards in the second half. In the first half, the Jets had allowed 250 yards overall…After forcing four turnovers and committing none, the Jets' turnover ratio stands at an NFL-best plus-15…On the other end of the spectrum, the Jets missed 10 tackles—not awful compared to the 19 the Jets missed two weeks ago tonight against San Francisco, but not great either…Tight end Anthony Becht caught four passes Sunday to give him 16 catches through five games—the same total he had last year in 13 games as a rookie.
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